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Chicago Archdiocese Reaches Setlement with Sex Abuse Victims

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Yesterday, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced a $12.7 million settlement for victims of sex abuse by its priests. The money will be split among sixteen victims, including two men who, as young boys, were molested by the Reverend Daniel McCormack in the 1990s. At a press conference yesterday, Cardinal Francis George acknowledged his role in allowing McCormack to stay on at his parish even after the first victims came forward with allegations of abuse. But he said his hands were tied.
 
Manya Brashear is a religion reporter for the Chicago Tribune.  She joins us to discuss the settlement. 

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